The pre-eminent expression of lifelong learning in the United States, Chautauqua Institution comes alive each summer with a unique mix of fine and performing arts, lectures, interfaith worship and programs, and recreational activities. Over the course of nine weeks, more than 100,000 people visit Chautauqua and participate in programs, classes and community events for all ages — all within the beautiful setting of a historic lakeside village. As a community, we celebrate, encourage and study the arts and treat them as integral to all of learning, and we convene the critical conversations of the day to advance understanding through civil dialogue.
In coordination with the Director of Literary Arts, the Literary Arts Doctoral Fellow will curate and mentor the professional activities and creative development of two undergraduate interns during the summer season, with consideration to the interns' own creative writing, their work to advertise, set up, implement and tear down Literary Arts events, and the welcome and support of writers-in-residence, scholarship students and guest authors. Additionally, the fellow will participate in Writers' Center workshops (sometimes as a workshop assistant), support the Festival Director in the coordination and implementation of Writers' Festival programs, and shadow interns' work as necessary.
The doctoral fellow will work 20-25 hours each week, not including time spent in Writers' Center workshops, and will live on the grounds in the Literary Arts Center at Alumni Hall.